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Labyrinth Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Great energy and creativity went into the construction, production and direction of this movie, but it doesn't have a story that does justice to the production.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 19, 2003
For all its visual inventiveness, there's something inert about the late Jim Henson's 1986 fantasy adventure Labyrinth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 14, 2005
It's be pretty good if it weren't for the nonsensical songs.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 29, 2007
Henson's imagination is boundless. But his movie has no pep. It's a dream in neutral.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 2, 2007
Unfortunately, this contemporary (at least, for the era) fairy tale, directed and co-written by Muppets creator Jim Henson, never sets a timely tone beyond the 1980s. It remains disappointingly tethered to yesteryear.
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 3, 2004
More about wacky creatures and spectacular set pieces than emotion and coherent storytelling.
| Original Score: D+
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
September 21, 2007
Plays like The Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland crossed with a middling episode of "The Muppet Show" guest-starring David Bowie … suffers from a distinct lack of charm.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
January 12, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 5, 2003
That the whole mess of Labyrinth was entertaining once to a child is a precarious gauge of quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Emanuel Levy
August 12, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot
September 26, 2016
Even after 30 years, Labyrinth remains a fantasy classic, utilizing its beloved characters, unique creature and set designs, and a charming performance from David Bowie to deliver a memorable film filled with magical elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013
If, like most of its fans who caught up with the film through VHS and afternoon television airings on the ABC, then seeing it on the big screen will surely rank as one of the most eye-opening, fantastical experiences of the year.
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
April 4, 2012
Labyrinth has stood the test of time astonishingly well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
November 15, 2006
A long and colorful quest filled with crazy critters and creative set design.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
April 27, 2003
The sheer magic of Jim Henson
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 10, 2016
One of the undeniable triumphs of pure fantasy in live-action cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cole Smithey
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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